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Page for collaborating on a strategic plan to reach the Occupy Vision.
 
contact: info@occupyboston.org
 
Dennis...if you want to change the contact or put the hub there, go for it.
 
  
Process:
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''Pages for collaborating on a strategic plan to reach the Occupy Vision.''
  
1. We're starting with the [[Original Occupy Vision Doc]].  Read the background to understand how we built that document. For working purposes, assuming that it's a decent representation of what the people in the movement want.  We're taking the listed items, and ADDING below each item, tactics and actions to achieve that item.  As we mature as a movement, we will likely change this basic vision doc.  But for now, please respect it as a starting point, and modify only the space/entries below each BOLD ITEM.
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== <big>'''GOAL OF OUR WORK'''</big> ==
  
For each item in the list, add your ideas on what actions/tactics need to be accomplished for us to reach that goal in society.
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http://wiki.occupyboston.org/images/f/f3/The_Movement_JPEG.JPG
  
2. After we get ideas, we will probably start thinking about timelines and who might "do" the work.  Allying wiht groups already on that path, for example.  We may also choose to categorise items that might work together, decide if they are things that are want to do as individuals, or as a group, and/or decide various other ways of organizing.
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We're developing tools to help us communicate ideas. These tools may include things like [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Proposed_roadmap_process roadmaps/timelines]], diagrams showing who is doing what, etc etc. Join in the fun. Whatever you think will help us develop and communicate "a plan" to get us to our vision. [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Occupy_Strategic_Planning_Working_Group_Mission_Statement See draft mission statement]]
  
3. We may also choose to add new itemsPlease do this carefully, though, because if we want it to be something that the movement supports, we can't just add new visions willy nilly.
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Unifying vision. What broad vision can we unite movements on, e.g. Ending the rule of concentrated wealth, Tranform with the Great Turning, End corporate rule, Human needs nt corporate greed etcSee the [[Original Occupy Vision Doc]] and the reading list below, for the materials that the group is "working from."
  
4.One suggestion for organizing may be to take some of the items that we can't legislate. So it's like a "cultural change" section?  Things to keep in mind as we evolve section?
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Strategic framework. A strategy that can be applied to all the issues raised in the Occupy Vision document. Once we have a shared framework people can develop tactics that work within that framework. Strategy defined as a method or plan to bring about a desired future as the achievement of a goal; also defined as the art and science of planning and marshalling resources for the most effective use.
  
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Revolutionary theory and practice. Encouraging broad ranging dialogue (reflection and action) in relation to the theoretical and practical basis for transforming the present system of production, i.e., unbridled capitalism into its opposite--a form of governance and enterprise that is more socially responsible. From a system of production based on profits or capital accumulation to a system of production based on socially useful production.  From a system which promotes greed and need to a system which facilitates abundance. [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Occupy_Strategic_Planning_Reading_Resources See these reading resources]].
  
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One of our key tasks is to bring people, organizations and issue movements together because  with unity we will increase our power and impact; as well as create a mass movement that cannot be ignored.
  
ILLUSTRATIVE CATEGORY LIST
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== <big>'''THREE MAIN TRACKS RIGHT NOW'''</big><big></big> ==
  
Illustrative Vision Categories that were derived from the National Gathering Visioning List. For the complete list, see the National Gathering Vision Hub Wiki at http://interoccupy.net/vision.  
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== '''TRACK 1: GOALS''' ==
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[[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/index.php?title=Occupy_Strategic_Planning_Goals OCCUPY '''STRATEGIC PLANNING GOALS''']] On this track, we are taking the 2012 OCCUPY VISION DOC and other VISION DOCS we've found- and categorizing the goals into "CONCRETE OBJECTIVES" and "IDEALS and PRINCIPLES", so that we can take the CONCRETE OBJECTIVES and form a "roadmap" to acheive these goals. You can go straight to the [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/List_of_Goals List of Objectives that is evolving here]].  These tools are fluid in that if the group decides to improve them then the group decides to improve them, but for now, we're primarily working to satisfy as much of the 2012 NatGat Vision Doc as possible.
  
STRATEGIC PLANNING INSTRUCTIONS:
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[[End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions]]
  
Please look at each BOLD item below, and add actions that we can take to achieve each.
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== '''TRACK 2: THE LIST OF PLAYERS''' ==
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[[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/List_of_Organizations "'''THE LIST'''"]] - A list of players influencing how society is changing, and how these orgs can be viewed, and/or categorized. This can help us later to help us influence them and/or do things in response. There are TWO TASKS in Track 2 that we're focusing on: definiting the categories of groups, and then assigning each group a category.
  
PLEASE BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE. For example, don't just say "stop greed", but say things like "establish the right to a living wage", or something like that.  Somethig "tangible", metrics that we can measure to see if we are actually acheiving something. If it's long term as opposed to short term, make note.
 
  
Please feel free to add links to clarify what terms meanSuch as I've added a link to a page explaining "the commons".
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== '''TRACK 3: THE PATHS''' ==
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- a [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/File:The_Movement_JPEG.JPG visual explanation]] of different paths that people and orgs can take toward "the end"We'll have more on this soon. Talk to Polar...he's storyboarding it.  Something about following a small business and the choices that can be made as it grows. Over time, the choices, the criteria for how the choices are made will be something like a video game, maybe even with user determined paths.
  
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== [[Occupy Strategic Planning Reading Resources]] ==
  
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For reading lists, please click the above link.
  
CLEAN AIR, WATER, FOOD: ENVIRONMENTAL
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For other background on what we did at Occupy Boston and some general education about the "classic" strategic planning process, here is a link to the old [[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Strategic_Planning Occupy Boston Strategic Planning page]], which has some educational resources. We didn't get very far, but this is offered, because we at least made an attempt at a SWOT (strenghts/weaknesses/opportunities/threats analysis) and pulled together some resource links about what Streategic Planning is. Please ignore that part about using it to seek profit. We're using the techniques to seek our goals... The techniques can be used to seak anything that an org wants to do.  The goals are being set above in Track 1.  IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY OTHER OCCUPY GROUPS doing STRATEGIC PLANNING or anything like this, please put the links here...
  
'''Local food production, community gardens, permaculture agriculture'''
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contact: info@occupyboston.org to reach the person maintaining these wiki pages.  Or go to the InterOcc hub and look for the Occupy-Strategy email list, which is quite active, to join in the conversation. Or just start editing these pages.
  
- establish more community garden land
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== Meeting Notes ==
- offer tax credits to farms that give away food
 
  
'''access to real nourishing, non-chemical, non-GMO food'''
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[[Summary of Occupy Strategic Planning Calls through 6.10.13 & looking ahead to the 6.17.13 call]]
  
- offer tax credits to ONLY to organic food producers/providers, not chemical-based farmers
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[[Occupy Strategic Planning, Meeting Notes, June 10, 2013]]
  
'''food supply that is humane and natural'''
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[[Homework from June 10th call]] 
  
- offer tax credits to ONLY to organic food producers/providers, not chemical-based farmers
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[[Submitted Homework]]
  
'''environmental justice'''
 
  
- establish a strong "commons"
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[[Occupy Strategic planning, Meeting Notes, May 20, 2013]] <br>
- amend constitution to declare right to clean water/air
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[[Occupy Strategic Planning, Meeting Notes, May 12, 2013]]
  
'''environmental awareness and respect'''
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[[States Working to Abolish Corporate Personhood]]
  
- ask schools to teach holistic thinking
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[[Category:Working groups]]
 
 
'''healthier diets and lifestyles'''
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'''affordable healthy food'''
 
 
 
- require foodstamp agencies to provide foodstamp payment mechanisms to farmers markets
 
 
 
'''clean water as a right'''
 
 
 
- amend the constitution to declare that clean air and water is a righ
 
 
 
'''end hunger'''
 
 
 
- tax credits to food providers that offer food for free (pay-what-you-can cafes, etc)
 
 
 
'''connection to earth'''
 
 
 
 
 
 
FREE EDUCATION FOR ALL: CULTURAL
 
 
 
'''all airwaves public'''
 
 
 
- in the meantime, require all licensed broadcasters to allow free primetime spots to candidates that make it to the ballot.
 
 
 
'''end to intellectual property, such that there is free and open sharing of information'''
 
 
 
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'''free and open communications'''
 
 
 
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'''real education, free and equal, democratized'''
 
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'''universal access to data'''
 
 
 
- keep requirement for universal access on telephone companies
 
 
 
NO WAR: PEACE AND SECURITY/POLITICAL
 
 
 
'''peace, nonviolence, no war or death machines'''no military
 
 
 
- choose a date where no arms will be built in factories. after that date, make it illegal for any guns to exist
 
 
 
'''no need for violent conflict or guns'''
 
 
 
- build schools in every village
 
 
 
'''no global us vs them'''
 
 
 
- declare indigenous rights
 
 
 
'''nonviolence'''
 
 
 
'''friendship, rather than strangership, as the default relationship among people'''
 
 
 
'''mutual respect between cultures or trading nations'''
 
 
 
'''nonviolent interpersonal and international conflict resolution'''
 
 
 
'''world peace'''
 
 
 
 
 
SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SOCIETY: CULTURAL/ENVIRONMENTAL
 
 
 
'''a world where basic needs are met'''
 
 
 
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'''all cultures respected equally'''
 
 
 
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'''people feel empowered, free, and unafraid'''
 
 
 
 
 
'''a strong sense of community'''
 
 
 
- establish participatory budgeting of tax dollars
 
 
 
'''safety for everyone from domestic violence and fear'''
 
 
 
- require people shown to engage in domestic violence, to volunteer in a homeless shelter
 
 
 
 
 
'''all human life valued equally'''
 
 
 
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'''all decisions considered for seven generations in the future'''
 
 
 
- amend the constitution to require such
 
- balance sheet policy, require all policies to be accounted for in the liability part of a balance sheet..."social obligation accounting"
 
 
 
'''more humanity, compassion, kindness, and selflessness'''
 
 
 
 
 
'''mutually beneficial relationship between humans, the earth, and its inhabitants'''
 
 
 
 
 
'''acting with consideration for the community, world, and everything else'''
 
 
 
A CULTURE OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY: DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE/POLITICAL
 
no money in politics
 
end two-party system
 
local community control
 
consensus based democracy
 
just and fair legal system
 
truth in journalism/illegal to lie
 
minorities have power and voice (rule by diversity)
 
no tax without representation
 
a fair electoral system
 
accountable government
 
democratic process that works for all
 
 
FREE UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE: CULTURAL/ECONOMIC
 
healthcare emphasizes preventative and alternative measures
 
free healthcare (accessible and state of the art)
 
full control of our own bodies, including shared ownership of the means of preventative healthcare
 
free therapy and emotional/mental healthcare
 
 
 
ECONOMIC EQUALITY: VIBRANT AND SOUND ECONOMY/PROSPERITY
 
localized economies
 
no corporate personhood
 
fairness and equality for all beings (including ecosystems, resources)
 
banks and corporations required to act responsibly, answering to many, not few
 
radicalized labor unions
 
international corporate accountability
 
fair trade and fair working conditions
 
 
 
FREEDOM: POLITICAL/CULTURAL
 
freedom to live anywhere: no borders, no nations
 
freedom of knowledge and press
 
freedom of religion
 
freedom of expression protected
 
free equal access to opportunity
 
derived from the Visioning Activities at the OCCUPY NATIONAL GATHERING Philadelphia, PA – July 2012
 
 
 
ITEMS THAT ADDRESS MANY OF THE ABOVE:
 
 
 
- Amend the US constitution to deny corporate personhood
 

Latest revision as of 23:51, 16 June 2013

Pages for collaborating on a strategic plan to reach the Occupy Vision.

GOAL OF OUR WORK

The_Movement_JPEG.JPG

We're developing tools to help us communicate ideas. These tools may include things like [roadmaps/timelines], diagrams showing who is doing what, etc etc. Join in the fun. Whatever you think will help us develop and communicate "a plan" to get us to our vision. [See draft mission statement]

Unifying vision. What broad vision can we unite movements on, e.g. Ending the rule of concentrated wealth, Tranform with the Great Turning, End corporate rule, Human needs nt corporate greed etc. See the Original Occupy Vision Doc and the reading list below, for the materials that the group is "working from."

Strategic framework. A strategy that can be applied to all the issues raised in the Occupy Vision document. Once we have a shared framework people can develop tactics that work within that framework. Strategy defined as a method or plan to bring about a desired future as the achievement of a goal; also defined as the art and science of planning and marshalling resources for the most effective use.

Revolutionary theory and practice. Encouraging broad ranging dialogue (reflection and action) in relation to the theoretical and practical basis for transforming the present system of production, i.e., unbridled capitalism into its opposite--a form of governance and enterprise that is more socially responsible. From a system of production based on profits or capital accumulation to a system of production based on socially useful production. From a system which promotes greed and need to a system which facilitates abundance. [See these reading resources].

One of our key tasks is to bring people, organizations and issue movements together because with unity we will increase our power and impact; as well as create a mass movement that cannot be ignored.

THREE MAIN TRACKS RIGHT NOW

TRACK 1: GOALS

[OCCUPY STRATEGIC PLANNING GOALS] On this track, we are taking the 2012 OCCUPY VISION DOC and other VISION DOCS we've found- and categorizing the goals into "CONCRETE OBJECTIVES" and "IDEALS and PRINCIPLES", so that we can take the CONCRETE OBJECTIVES and form a "roadmap" to acheive these goals. You can go straight to the [List of Objectives that is evolving here]. These tools are fluid in that if the group decides to improve them then the group decides to improve them, but for now, we're primarily working to satisfy as much of the 2012 NatGat Vision Doc as possible.

End Corporatocracy: Time Frames & Actions

TRACK 2: THE LIST OF PLAYERS

["THE LIST"] - A list of players influencing how society is changing, and how these orgs can be viewed, and/or categorized. This can help us later to help us influence them and/or do things in response. There are TWO TASKS in Track 2 that we're focusing on: definiting the categories of groups, and then assigning each group a category.


TRACK 3: THE PATHS

- a [visual explanation] of different paths that people and orgs can take toward "the end". We'll have more on this soon. Talk to Polar...he's storyboarding it. Something about following a small business and the choices that can be made as it grows. Over time, the choices, the criteria for how the choices are made will be something like a video game, maybe even with user determined paths.

Occupy Strategic Planning Reading Resources

For reading lists, please click the above link.

For other background on what we did at Occupy Boston and some general education about the "classic" strategic planning process, here is a link to the old [Occupy Boston Strategic Planning page], which has some educational resources. We didn't get very far, but this is offered, because we at least made an attempt at a SWOT (strenghts/weaknesses/opportunities/threats analysis) and pulled together some resource links about what Streategic Planning is. Please ignore that part about using it to seek profit. We're using the techniques to seek our goals... The techniques can be used to seak anything that an org wants to do. The goals are being set above in Track 1. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY OTHER OCCUPY GROUPS doing STRATEGIC PLANNING or anything like this, please put the links here...

contact: info@occupyboston.org to reach the person maintaining these wiki pages. Or go to the InterOcc hub and look for the Occupy-Strategy email list, which is quite active, to join in the conversation. Or just start editing these pages.

Meeting Notes

Summary of Occupy Strategic Planning Calls through 6.10.13 & looking ahead to the 6.17.13 call

Occupy Strategic Planning, Meeting Notes, June 10, 2013

Homework from June 10th call

Submitted Homework


Occupy Strategic planning, Meeting Notes, May 20, 2013
Occupy Strategic Planning, Meeting Notes, May 12, 2013

States Working to Abolish Corporate Personhood